Instituto Superior Técnico

Direção de Projectos

Blind evaluation pilot in Horizon Europe – two-stage calls

  • In HE WP 2023-2024, all two-stage calls will be evaluated blindly, except one call for Widening (legal basis on article 28 of HE Regulation)
  • With this pilot we want to tackle some understandable concerns that the evaluation process could be perceived as biased towards well-known organisations in countries with better performing Research and Innovation systems (a recent independent study has not revealed such a bias).
  • The pilot aims to identify whether the implementation of blind evaluation within our legal requirements and operational context creates any difficulties. If this is not the case, it might lead to a modified approach, with a greater use of blind evaluations, which could effectively mitigate the risk of real, potential or perceived reputational bias.